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  1. MusicBrainz Style
  2. STYLE-514

Clarify how "o'clock" should be capitalised in English

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2015-06-02
    • Component/s: Guidelines
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      Description

      The capitalisation of "o'clock" is something which comes up from time to time. Guess case uses "O'Clock" and there is generally support for that form, but there is nothing in the English guidelines (https://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Language/English) which really justifies it. Since this is a special case which is also reasonably common, I think it should be made clearer what our position is.

      Number of tracks with various forms:

        ASCII apostrophe Unicode apostrophe Others Total
      O'Clock 2840 195 10 3045
      O'clock 179 4 1 184
      o'clock 94 8 4 106
      o'Clock 49 17 21 87
      O'CLOCK 3 4 0 7

      Others: space, hyphen-minus, prime, acute accent, grave accent

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            Assignee:
            reosarevok Nicolás Tamargo
            Reporter:
            nikki nikki
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                2015-06-02